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Hello

Does anyone know the best avi to mpeg4 converter for my ipod. I currently have mpeg streamclip , handbrake , quicktime etc.. I have been converting with mpeg streamclip at highest quality but still is grainy when hooked up to tv etc.. My friend coverts with a windows program called videora and quality is alot better than mine.

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I use iSquint to convert videos to mp4's, but haven't yet connected my ipod to my tv. There is a option with iSquint to optimize for ipod or tv, so the video shouldn't look to bad.
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I've always found Handbrake top be fine.

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ffmpegx also works very well.
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I've always found Handbrake top be fine.
Thought handbrake was for dvd's only? OP is looking for avi to mpeg4 converter.
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I use visualhub. I tried isquint but I preferred the options and ease of use of Visual hub. However, it does cost $25. I found it to be worth it.

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Does everyone's take 10-15 hours to convert? My wife converted a movie for a class she is taking (60 minutes long) on her MBP through the night and it ran from 11pm last night until about 1pm today. It's a brand new MBP and she used handbrake and isquint to convert. iTunes was taking twice as long so we stopped it...

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I converted Crank before my holiday in August.

Handbrake took maybe 2 hours to convert to avi, and iSquint took another couple i think.

Used default avi settings for Handbrake. For iSquint it was optimized for tv with H.264 encoding on high quality.
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Does everyone's take 10-15 hours to convert? My wife converted a movie for a class she is taking (60 minutes long) on her MBP through the night and it ran from 11pm last night until about 1pm today. It's a brand new MBP and she used handbrake and isquint to convert. iTunes was taking twice as long so we stopped it...

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Was that an AVI movie?

Shouldn't take that long. My Mac pro will do a 2 hour film avi -> mp4 in about 15 minutes with Isquint.

Handbrake takes about 20 - 30 minutes to do the same.

Itunes is much slower usually. As you say, about double the time.

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